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Job Title Disability Support Workers–Lower North Shore & Northern Beaches
Position Description

ABOUT NEXTT GROUP

At Nextt, for more than 20 years we have been making a difference by supporting people with disability and/or mental health challenges to achieve their goals and to live an independent life. 

We employ over 1800 staff and services across NSW, VIC, QLD and SA, we provide quality, person-centred support to more than 1500 clients each year.

Join our team and support our clients to get more out of life!


ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking to employ 4 dedicated Disability Support Workers on a Casual basis to assist our clients in their home and community in Lower North Shore & Northern Beaches. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to be able to make a positive impact in our client’s life. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the client but may include weekday and weekend shifts as well as active and inactive overnights where required.


ABOUT YOU – SELECTION CRITERIA

This is an opportunity to pave a rewarding career where you can really make a difference! No two days will ever be the same when you are providing support to our clients and you will be available to work flexible hours and providing a variety of support that includes: 

  • Understand the client’s goals and requirements
  • Follow their support plan to achieve goals, health, and wellbeing where care and/or environmental issues are complex
  • Engage with clients with complex care and/or environmental circumstances to support achievement and encourages further independence
  • Provide personal care, living skills, transport, and other services and support
  • Support a client with a disability and their family and advocates in achieving life learning, recreation, employment and educational goals and aspirations
  • Can be flexible around the client’s preferences and able to suggest alternatives and gathers information to provide to Service Leader to follow up on
  • Develop appropriate working relationships with, gains the confidence, trust and respect of each client supported
  • Escalate issues appropriately and prepares relevant reports and information to support decision making by more experienced staff
  • Adhere to reporting, documentation, and administrative requirements. While continuing to maintain all appropriate documentation


WHAT DO YOU NEED TO HAVE?

Essential:

  • Cert. 3 or 4 or in Individual Support/Aged Care/ Disability (or working towards, or Allied Health students currently undertaking their degree) 
  • Must have experience in supporting high intensity clients with previous knowledge and training in bowel care, manual handling, catheter care, wound management. medication administration, domestic assistance, self-care support, general community access
  • Knowledge of Disability services (NDIS, Icare & Supported Housing) framework
  • Current Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check
  • Current First Aid
  • Current CPR 
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Knowledge of OH&S principles 
  • Speaks fluent English

Desirable:

  • Preferably Female


BENEFITS AND PERKS OF WORKING WITH US! 

  • Above average hourly pay rate with a supportive and friendly local team who support each other
  • Career development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work for one the fastest growing disability organisation
  • Paid training


Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

Please submit your application including a resume and cover letter that addresses the above selection criteria.

The Nextt Group values diversity and is an equal opportunity Employer.